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Food Price Index: August 2013
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  13 September 2013
Key facts

In August 2013 compared with July 2013:

  • Food prices fell 0.5 percent.
  • Fruit and vegetable prices fell 0.1 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices fell 1.7 percent.
  • Grocery food prices fell 0.8 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices rose 1.2 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices fell 0.1 percent.

From August 2012 to August 2013:

  • Food prices increased 0.3 percent.
  • Fruit and vegetable prices increased 1.9 percent.
  • Meat, poultry, and fish prices decreased 0.5 percent.
  • Grocery food prices decreased 0.5 percent.
  • Non-alcoholic beverage prices increased 1.2 percent.
  • Restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices increased 0.6 percent.

 Graph, Food price index, monthly change. Graph, Food price index, annual change.

Liz MacPherson
Government Statistician
13 September 2013
ISSN 1178-0282
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